|Pâle et blonde (Air de la folie) (Hamlet) - Cécile Merguillier|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2013: The French Comic Opera supplied a great repertoire for the classical Edison recordings. This one pre-dates the Grand Opera Series from 1906, was recorded in 1904 and released as an Edison Gold Moulded cylinder. Altough some quite audible surface noise, the recording remains overall crisp and clear. The cylinder is self-announced by Cécile Merguillier herself.
Keywords: cylinder record
|Fol-de-rol-lol - Edward M. Favor|
A comic song in Irish style by Edward M. Favor, recorded in 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic
|Keep a little cosy corner in your heart for me - Ada Jones|
From Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9060, recorded in April of 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; soprano
|Schoenau, mein Paradies - Johann Strauss-Orchester mit Chor (with chorus)|
A late 2-minute Edison Gold Moulded cylinder (#16236), recorded in Berlin, Germany in January 1912. The title says "Schoenau, my Paradise", where Schoenau is a smaller town. Song composed by Alois Kutschera.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; chorus
|Koenigs Grenadiere Marsch - (Unknown Orchestra)|
Here we have a moulded black wax cylinder made by one of the smaller labels that existed in Germany at the turn of the century. Schellhorn Platina-Guss Record #139, probably ca. 1903-1906 Schellhorn cylinders always tend to have a kind of a 'brittle' background noise. Koenigs Grenadiere Marsch (= King's Infantrymen March)
Keywords: german; march; cylinder record
|Skylark - Arthur Leonard|
A sentimental song from approx. 1903, taken from the British Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder #5911 at 144rpm. Music and words by E. W. Rogers Edison relaesed this Song under the name: "Skylark! skylark!, or: The boy's message"
Keywords: cylinder record; lambert; british
|Nothing hardly ever troubles me - Athur Collins & Byron G. Harlan|
One of the numerous duets by Collins & Harlan, from an indestructible cylinder from ca. 1908.
Keywords: cylinder record; indestructible; duet
|Hunky Dory. Banjo solo by Vince L. Hoffman|
Pink Lambert Cylinder of Chicago, ILL. No. 730 - Pat.March 20, 1900 This cylinder was copied from my 1905 Edison Standard Phonograph.
Keywords: Pink Lambert Cylinder Record
Downloads: 1,420 (2 reviews)
|It's hard to kiss your sweetheart when the last kiss means good-bye - Arthur C. Clough|
Edison Gold Moulded cylinder record #10251, recorded in July of 1909.
Keywords: cylinder record, tenor
|Ripples - a Serenade - American Symphony Orchestra|
A later Edison Gold Moulded cylinder, just after they stopped to record announcements. Courtesy of German Museum of Technology Berlin (GDTM) [www.dtmb.de]
Keywords: orchestra; instrumental; cylinder record
|I remember you - Ada Jones|
A comic song by the popular soprano Ada Jones on a Columbia Indestructible (#1004) cylinder from ca. 1906. "Wasn't you the 'fella' with the open umbrella that I met one rainy day upon the avenue?"
Keywords: cylinder record; comic
Downloads: 3,051 (1 review)
|The Whistler and his Dog - Edison Military Band|
Still a popular tune in our days, from Edison Gold Moulded #9107, recorded in June of 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; military; band
Downloads: 10,595 (2 reviews)
|The Junk Man Rag - Fred van Epps|
The Cylinder Archive Release for May 2008
Keywords: cylinder record; ragtime; banjo
|Keep it under your Hat - Robert Denning & Chorus|
A nice and comic song from Edison Blue Amberol #4754, recorded on February 27th 1923.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; chorus
Downloads: 4,838 (1 review)
|Rainbow Medley - Columbia Orchestra|
Monthly cylinder release for July 2006: A snappy ragtime medley from a Columbia Indestructible #986 from ca. 1908.
Keywords: cylinder record; ragtime; orchestra
|El mar sin playas - Gustave Berl Resky|
Edison Grand Opera B.35 wax cylinder A 2-minute Edison Grand Opera opera selection, sung by Gustave Berl Resky, recorded in late 1905 and released in 1906. Gladly, the cylinder is in a very nice condition.
Keywords: cylinder record; grand opera; edison
|Ach, mein Otto hat 'ne Floete - Margarete Wiedeke|
A very naughty song by Margarete Wiedeke (often abbreviated as Grete Wiedeke). Although not the most charming voice of that era, Wiedeke recorded a huge variety of songs on cylinders and discs and was one of the popular recording artists in Germany. This one comes from an Edison Wax Amberol cylinder #4M-15008, recorded in May of 1909 (Berlin, Germany).
Keywords: cylinder record; german; grete wiedeke
Downloads: 2,034 (1 review)
|Stars and Stripes forever - Columbia Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2007: The famous Sousa march from a Columbia Indestructible cylinder record #665
Keywords: cylinder record; stripes; march; sousa
|On the banks of the Rhine with a Stein - Arthur F. Collins, Byron G. Harlan|
A crazy duet, they try hard to speak a few bits of German - not always right... Edison Gold Moulded #9124, recorded in July 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; duet; german
|My Irish Molly O - Hamilton Hill|
Sterling Record #196, sung by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill, ca. 1906.
Keywords: cylinder record; british; australian; australia
|As we parted at the Gate - Byron G. Harlan, Frank C. Stanley|
A nice duet by Harlan and Stanley from 1905: "As we parted at the Gate" Based on the raw public domain transcription from the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project of University of California, Santa Barbara Library (cylinder #2898) with different filtering.
Keywords: cylinder record; duet; ucsb; edison
|El Capitan - Edison Military Band|
[www.cylinder.de] Cylinder release for June 2006: A famous Sousa march, from Edison Gold Moulded #24, recorded in 1904.
Keywords: cylinder record; sousa; march; band
|He goes to Church on Sunday - Billy Murray|
Edison Gold Moulded #9612, recorded in April, 1907. A comic (but somewhere true) song from "The Orchid". Composed by: E. Ray Goetz / Vincent P. Bryan
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; early comedy
Downloads: 7,431 (4 reviews)
|O! O! O! - Nap de la Mar|
A very rare Dutch selection from Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #9662, performed by Napoleon Christiaan (Nap) de la Mar (1878-1930), a Dutch actor and director. To have recorded something like this in this within the USA at the time of around 1912 would have caused nothing short of a scandal. Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who scandalized America with her modern dance interpretations, dancing her "Dance of the Seven Veils" in a flesh colored bodysuit, which gave the audience the distinct im...
Keywords: cylinder record; dutch; nederlands; cabaret
Downloads: 2,949 (2 reviews)
|Sadie Salome (Go Home) - Edward M. Favor|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2008: A funny song sung by Edward M. Favor who began his recording career in the early 1890's.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; favor; song
Downloads: 2,863 (3 reviews)
|While the Birds are singing to me - Byron G. Harlan, Joseph Belmont|
A nice duet song from Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9583, recorded in March of 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; harlan; belmont; duet
|Lollypops - Albert Benzler|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2007: Lollypops - an instrumental Xylophone solo, played by Albert Benzler. Edison Gold Moulded cylinder record #9846
Keywords: cylinder record; xylophone; instrumental; band
|Spoken Words by Otto von Bismarck - Otto von Bismarck|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2012: This cylinder was found in a collection at the Edison National Historical Park, NJ. Its historically significant contant was first discovered by Stephan Puille. Although it was known to have been made, for more than a century, this recordings was believed to be lost. It was recorded by Theo Wangemann in Friedrichsruh, Germany on Oct 7, 1889...
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; bismarck; wangemann
|Miss Dixie - Edison Concert Band|
A snappy ragtime number from Edison Gold Moulded #9617, recorded in April 1907.
Keywords: cylinder record; ragtime; dixie; band
|Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean - Edison Concert Band|
The famous march, rendered by the Edison Concert Band on a brown wax cylinder (#7663), recorded in November 1900.
Keywords: march; brown wax; cylinder record
Downloads: 5,258 (2 reviews)
|Mein Himmel auf der Erde - Rost'sches Solo-Quartett|
A nice German quartet selection from Edison Goldguss Record #15078, recorded in August 1908. Courtesy of German Museum of Technology Berlin (GDTM) [www.dtmb.de]
Keywords: german; quartette; vocal; cylinder record
|Ack Vaermeland, du skoena, du haerliga land! - Unknown|
Here we have a brown wax cylinder, issued by Dansk Fonograf Magasin Kjøbenhavn under catalogue no. #929 Unfortunately the performer is not mentioned nor announced. If anyone knows, please post it! The title itself is a well-known traditional. As far as it was audible for me, the language is Swedish. Due to its playback speed of 160rpm this cylinder dates likely from 1902-1906. Lyrics: Ack Värmeland, du sköna, du härliga land, du kronabland svearikes länder...
Keywords: cylinder record; swedish; traditional; vÃ¤rmeland
Downloads: 1,144 (1 review)
|Shaky Eyes - Arthur Collins|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2010: Shakey Eyes, sung by Arthur Collins from ca. 1910 on a 2-minute Indestructible cylinder record. By then, the recording quality of cylinder records had remarkably improved.
Keywords: cylinder record; solo; comic song; acoustic
|Trans-mag-ni-fi-can-bam-dam-u-al-i-ty - Arthur Collins|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2011: A comic song by Arthur Collins, one of the most busy recording artists of his time. Enjoy this nice tune with a real special wording. Can you sing it along?
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; collins; song; vocal
|Spinn, spinn - Arvid Asplund|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2009: Arvid Asplund, a baritone sings a Swedish traditional, recorded ca. 1906.
Keywords: cylinder record; baritone; svenska; swedish; ljög
Downloads: 798 (1 review)
|Don't take me Home - Ed Morton|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2010: A comic song by Ed (Eddie) Morton on an Edison 2-minute cylinder from 1908. To the currently existing catalog reference, this is the only Edison cylinder that he ever recorded.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; morton; drinking; marriage
|Du är min ro - Arvid Asplund|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2011: A beautiful sacred Scandinavian selection ("You ease my mind") with orchestra accompaniment, recorded in 1906, composed by Karl Collan.
Keywords: cylinder record; classical; baritone; skandinavian; sacred
Downloads: 919 (2 reviews)
|Lina Yorke - William Tuson|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2013: The clarinet player William Tuson had a great recording career during the brown wax era, starting as early as 1890. This particular recording dates from 1897 and is, unfortunately unlike most of these early records, in pristine condition. It was recorded for the Columbia Phonograph Company with their recently opened office in New York when they had moved from Washington, DC.
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; clarinet; clarionet; tuson
|The Bellman - Frank C. Stanley|
Another title by Frank C. Stanley (William S. Grinsted) with chimes and organ played by Frank P. Banta Edison Gold Moulded #8310 At the very end you can easily hear that the recording engineer stopped the machine while the chimes were still ringing.
Keywords: frank c. stanley; chimes; cylinder record
|A lucky Duck, a Webfoot Promenade - Edison Symphony Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2009: The Edison Symphony Orchestra is performing a great nonsense number, recorded in April of 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; band; zany; nonsense; orchestra; duck
|Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein - Franz Porten|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2007: Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein, sung by Mr. Franz Porten Composed by Victor Hollaender & Julius Freund From a very late brown wax cylinder made by the German branch of the Columbia Phonograph Company, recorded ca. 1904. Announcement: "Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein. Gesungen von dem Opernsänger Franz Porten, für die Columbia Phonograph Company, Berlin und New York."
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; opera; porten
|Narcissus - Columbia Orchestra|
A Columbia Grand Graphophone Cylinder from circa 1900. Announcement: "Narcissus, played by Columbia Orchestra for the Columbia Phonograph Company of New York & Paris." Courtesy of Paul Morris
Keywords: cylinder record; concert cylinder; columbia; band
|Heimweh - Prof. D. Wormser|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2011: A more unusual instrumental solo on a zither, performed by Prof. D. Wormser on an Edison Gold Moulded cylinder, recorded in September 1902. Heimweh (homesickness) was composed by Albert Jungmann. Wormser did record a small series for Edison and started in the brown wax era of the late 1890's.
Keywords: cylinder record; solo; zither; strings; instrumental
|You look all wrong because you're bandy - Joe Archer|
The story about White records starts with Mr. White who was a former Edison employee. He took all the secrets of cylinder manufacturing and founded his own label "White Record" under the name of the General Phonograph Company. This adventure did last only for a short time - until Edison shut him down by lawsuits. Infact it bears a definite resemblance to the Edison Gold Moulded cylinders... This title origins from White Record #193, probably around 1907.
Keywords: cylinder record; white record; music hall
|Tralala - Josephine Kraus|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2009: Announcement: "Tralala, aus 'Die Herren von Maxim', gesungen von Josephine Kraus. Edison Record."
Keywords: cylinder record; german; edison; female; vocal; maxim
|Schwanlied aus Lohengrin (Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwan) - Ernst Kraus|
An operatic selection of the German Edison Gold Moulded cylinder releases. Performed by the royal chamber singer Ernst Kraus with orchestra accomp. conducted by Max Buechner. Edison Goldguss cylinder #12258, recorded in 1905 at Edison's studio in Berlin, Germany.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; opera; classical; aria
|Dort vergiss leises Fleh'n aus Figaro - Arthur Pacyna|
One of the rarer German classical selections on Edison Goldguss #16097. Recorded in October of 1909 in Berlin, Germay.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; figaro; classical; opera
|In einem kühlen Grunde - Franz Porten|
Columbia Gold Moulded cylinder record, recorded in Germany ca. 1904-06 by Franz Porten. In einem kühlen Grunde (In a cool ground) is a well known German traditional, sometimes also issued as "Das zerbrochene Ringlein" (The broken [little] ring). The Announcement says: "In einem kühlen Grunde, gesungen von dem Opernsänger Franz Porten. Original Columbia-Walze." From: Columbia Hartguss Record #50264
Keywords: cylinder record; german; traditional; cool ground; ringlein
|Vilja-Lied aus 'Die lustige Witwe' - Vilma Conti|
The famous title from the Opera 'The Merry Widow', sung by Vilma Conti on Edison Goldguss #15543. Recorded in 1906, Berlin, Germany. Vilma Conti recorded only three cylinders on Edison, this is her first one.
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; german; soprano; vilja
|La Traviata: Lorsqu'a de folles amours - Louis Nucelly|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2008: Louis Nucelly sings the II/8: Aria 'Lorsqu'à de folles amours', recorded 1912 in Paris and first released on Edison (wax) Amberol Cylinder #17158.
Keywords: cylinder record; french; opera; classical; verdi; tenor